Industrial Electrical Controls Fundamentals

Course Number-MFG213

Course Purpose:

This course is designed to provide knowledge and skills required to install, maintain and troubleshoot machine controls.At the completion of this course, you will be able to:

Define the safety considerations that must be observed when installing, checking or locking out electrical equipment

Define uses and functions of input and output devices, relays, and motors

Demonstrate the reading of schematic diagrams and logic

Define an open and short condition and perform voltage and current measurements

Demonstrate the proper use of the following test equipment in lab to measure voltage, current, resistance and continuity: VOM, DVM, Multi-meters, continuity tester and amp probe

Approximate secondary voltage, secondary current and primary current of a transformer when given its turns ratio, primary voltage and secondary load

Identify the proper wiring configurations of a control transformer’s primary current for 240V and 480V operation

Approximate a transformer’s maximum primary current for 480V operation, using the nameplate information

Who Should Attend

Individuals who are responsible to install, maintain and troubleshoot electromechanical machine controls should attend this course.


To successfully complete this course, the following prerequisite is required:

Familiar with basic electricity

Course Agenda

Day 1

Electrical Safety

  • Electrical Fundamentals
  • Fundamental concepts and terms
  • Sources of electricity
  • Transformers
  • Wiring Devices o Wiring Standards 

Hands-on lab

Day 2

Input Devices

  • Push Buttons
  • Limit, Proximity, Toggle, Rotary Switches
  • Relays

Output Devices

  • Motors
  • Heaters
  • Panel Meters
  • Light Indicators

Disconnect Devices

  • Fuses
  • Circuit Breakers
  • Overloads


Use of Multimeter

Hands-on lab

Day 3

Logic Devices

  • Timers
  • Counters

Hands-on Lab

Schematic Diagrams

  • BOM
  • Title blocks
  • Basic Schematic Symbols
  • Wire identification

Kirby Risk Training Cancellation Policy

If you cannot attend the above class as scheduled, notify your Kirby Risk sales representative or Sophie Dillman at as soon as possible. If the enrollment is cancelled more than 16 days before the scheduled start of the event, 100% of the tuition will be refunded. If cancelled 16 to 8 days before the scheduled start of the event, 50% of the full tuition amount will be billed for standard enrollments. Cancellations received 7 days before the start of the event will be charged the full tuition. If a student fails to appear for a scheduled class, full tuition will be charged.


Training Pre-Enrollment Form


Please complete and submit the form below to pre-enroll in the course indicated. A Kirby Risk representative will contact you to finalize the enrollment and payment process.

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